Opening soon: the Beijing Horticultural Exhibition 2019

For the six-month-long Beijing Horticultural Exhibition (Expo 2019), INBAR will be hosting a ‘Bamboo Eye’ Pavilion and Garden to demonstrate the unique role of bamboo and rattan for environmental protection and sustainable lifestyles. 

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The Ambassador of Tanzania to China visits INBAR HQ
On 8th March, the Ambassador of Tanzania to China, The Honourable Mbelwa Kairuki, made an official visit to the Headquarters of INBAR.
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Promoting nature-based solutions for gender equality
As a renewable source of energy in the home, and a lucrative means of income, bamboo and rattan are helping to bring income and social standing to women across the world. On International Women’s Day (8 March) INBAR celebrated the work of some women who are changing lives with these plants. 
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The golden grass: how Jamaica came to love bamboo
The Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress, co-hosted by INBAR last year, has paved the way for major bamboo policy changes in Jamaica. The new policies aim to encourage investment, new infrastructure and the creation of high-value bamboo production chains.
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A new Director General for INBAR
INBAR is delighted to confirm the appointment of Mr. Ali Mchumo as its new Director General. Mr. Mchumo will take up his position at the end of March.
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2019 International Bamboo Construction Competition
As part of its presence at the Expo 2019, INBAR is co-hosting the 2019 International Bamboo Construction Competition (IBCC2019). The competition invites students to explore the potential construction applications for both bamboo poles and engineered bamboo products. 
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New ISO standard published
A new standard, published by the International Standardization Organization (ISO) and designed by the INBAR Construction Task Force, should provide more clarity to those seeking to build houses using round bamboo culms.
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INBAR’s online library houses the latest research, assessments and policy studies conducted by INBAR as part of our ongoing project work, or as a contribution to our main focus areas. In 2018, INBAR published close to 60 publications related to bamboo, rattan and their uses.
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A review of INBAR’s work in 2018, including the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress and our advocacy and project work around the world.

An assessment of existing rattan value chains in Cameroon and suggestions for future development.
How can bamboo help restore degraded land? A fact sheet, produced by INBAR and the Global Landscapes Forum.
Using the latest remote sensing technology, this report maps out existing bamboo stocks in Madagascar, and where they can be found.
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